Evangeline Downs Racetrack Casino & Hotel in conjunction with the Breeders' Sale Company of Louisiana will host the Stars of Tomorrow 2-year-olds in Training Sale on Sunday, March 9, 2014.
The sale will begin at 10 a.m. CST with the Gallop Preview Show scheduled for Saturday, March 8 starting at 12 noon. The sale and the Gallop Preview Show are free to attend and both are open to the public.
Evangeline Downs will offer a pair of six furlong open-bred stakes races for 2-year-olds which will carry a purse of $100,000 each in August, 2014. The Evangeline Downs Star will be for colts and geldings while the Evangeline Downs Starlet will feature fillies. The purse of each race includes a $25,000 bonus for horses that are graduates of the sale in March and those horses will be preferred when entries are taken.
“This sale has become a mainstay for the local racing industry and we look forward to it each year at Evangeline Downs,” said Chris Warren, Director of Racing Operations for Delta Downs/Evangeline Downs. “We are proud to offer the only 2-year-olds in training sale in the state. Our facilities include a spacious and comfortable Event Center that is conveniently located next to the racing paddock and our hotel which works nicely for this event.”
“We are excited to partner with Evangeline Downs and its parent company Boyd Gaming for the Stars of Tomorrow 2-year-olds in Training Sale,” said Brett Brinkman, Chairman of the Breeders' Sale Company of Louisiana. “We also look forward to expanding this sale in the future and making it even more successful in the years to come.”
The entry fee for the 2-year-olds in Training Sale is $350 with a 5% commission ($300 minimum). The entry deadline is January 13, 2014. Late entries will require a fee of $500 with the same commission fee structure. The sale will once again be administered by Stemmans, Inc. For more information contact Charlotte Clavier at 337-316-2696.
Evangeline Downs Racetrack Casino and Hotel, a property of Boyd Gaming Corporation (NYSE:BYD), features exciting casino action, live horse racing and fun dining experiences. Evangeline Downs is located in Opelousas, Louisiana, just off I-49 at exit 18.
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